A sleep expert says, “Since the coach seats are so close together, I can certainly see how this misunderstanding may have occurred,” reports the New York Post.

The flier claims that at first, he was likely unconscious — after downing two scotches and popping two Tylenol PMs before the flight — before the alleged groping.

He then entered a “confused state of partial awakening” consistent with sleep apnea when the alleged molestation occurred, court papers say.

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